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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is out… but only in Australia and New Zealand

The world of Harry Potter It appeared almost 22 years ago in J. K. Rowling's first book and closed in 2011 after the eighth movie. Since then, any nostalgic reference is a source of joy for the fans (and I include myself here): be it the pre-sequence spin off from "Fantastic Beasts" to the queasy little Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game. If you were ever present in the Harry Potter literary and cinematic phenomenon, you will enjoy this good news: yet another complex new game is present among us! Or almost

Just launched Harry Potter: Unite WizardsIt is a version with augmented reality that is very welcome, moreover, especially in the case of a magical world. The bad news, you read in the title: Only the App Stores of Australia and New Zealand made the game available for download. This is because it is a way for the developer to identify errors in gameplay and game progress, launching it into smaller countries, and then making the global release. But let's get down to business: the game.

O teaser Above, released last year, shows nothing of the game, but gives a taste of magic in the real world.

Here's what developer Niantic said about the game, in our translation, in the release note:

We are excited to announce this next step in the evolution of mobile entertainment with augmented reality. With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players who dream of becoming a wizard in real life will finally have a chance to experience the magical world of J. K. Rowling.

Players will learn spells, explore their neighborhoods and real-world cities to discover and fight legendary animals, and team up with others to take down powerful enemies. We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and the San Francisco WB Games development team to bring this beloved series to life in a whole new way.

Magis in the Muggle World

A catastrophe haunted the Wizarding World and created the Magi: artifacts, creatures, people, and even memories that were transported to the “Muggle” world (world where we live today, without witches). Your obligation, now as a recruit of the "Secrecy Maintenance Off-Task," to return the Magi to their place of keeping them at bay in the Muggle world.

Magis are more likely to appear in specific real-world places, such as parks, banks, municipal buildings, universities, libraries, monuments, zoo, art galleries, etc. By returning Magis to the wizarding world, you earn unique rewards you can bestow by accessing the game log.

And of course, taking the boring part of Hogwarts Mystery slightly, you need magic energy to cast spells. But you can visit the “inns” available at Muggle locations around the world to collect food and drink, fueling your magic energy.

Pokmon GO verse wizards?

You are not mistaken. The comparison here is very valid, even because the developer is the same. The formula is very similar, but Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has a few different points.

One of them is immersed in 360 within "real" locations of the magical world of Harry Potter. The Ollivander wand shop, for example, is one of the places you can have an immersive experience if you encounter one of the Portal Key Males.

Another important point that real-time battles against dangerous enemies, including Death Eaters, are some of the Wizarding Challenges. You can still have a magical profession, such as Auror, Magizoologist and Master, each with their unique ability that comes in handy at different times.

Keep your wand ready, whatever house you are in but if it's Slytherin, you already have a friend and get ready for trouble, double trouble. Oops, wrong slogan. 😅

How to play?

game cone Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

As we talked about in the beginning, today you need an account in the App Store in Australia or New Zealand. This Apple support article shows in detail how you can change the country, what it affects, and the situations in which this change is not viable; We also have a very complete article on the subject.

My suggestion? If you really want to play, create a new account and choose one of the two countries in question at the time of creation. It's less work if you have active subscriptions or credit on your account and don't change anything on your primary Apple ID.

If you chose New Zealand, go to this link to download the game. If you chose Australia, this other one. If you have an Android, you can pre-register here to be notified when the game becomes available on Google Play.

There is still no right date for worldwide release, including the Brazilian App Store. But we will update this article when this occurs. 😉

via Pottermore